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A young, newly ordained priest preaches at his first parish. After a few weeks he notes that a lot of the congregation is falling sleep. Dismayed, he seeks out the elder priest.
"Father, I can't seem to give an effective sermon. People fall asleep. What can I do?"
"Well, my boy, it's all a matter of practice. For the next week sit in your study, prop a mirror in front of you, and practice your sermon. Add some gestures. Vary your voice tone. That kind of thing."
Encouraged, the young priest does as the Father had suggested. Come Friday, the two priests are having lunch.
The Elder priest asks. "Well, how did it go?"
"I'm not sure," replies the young man.
"I fell asleep."